‘Robbed tonight by a bad referee’: Harry Kewell’s ACL dream crushed

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  • Yokohama F.Marinos crushed 5-1 in Asian Champions League final
  • Australian manager Kewell blames ‘shocking’ refereeing for loss

A furious Harry Kewell claims his side “got robbed by a bad referee” as his dream of outdoing his Australian predecessors by guiding Yokohama F.Marinos to an Asian Champions League triumph came to a bitter end.

Kewell’s Japanese side were humbled 5-1 by Al-Ain in the showdown in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, condemning them to a 6-3 defeat on aggregate and ending his ambition of guiding them to their first ACL trophy after just four months at the helm.

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Written by Australian Associated Press
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/article/2024/may/26/robbed-tonight-by-a-bad-referee-harry-kewells-acl-dream-crushed under the title “‘Robbed tonight by a bad referee’: Harry Kewell’s ACL dream crushed”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.